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This is a vieuw of the Aqueduct of Pegoes. It was built for supplying water to the Convent of Christ,at Tomar. It is 6 km long with 180 arcs, sometimes formed by two chunks of overlapping lines like on this valey.

It congregates the water of four springs, having solved the problem of supplying the Convent which had been done til then, with watering holes.

The work begun in 1593, when all the foutains and pine forests were bought, in the kingdom of D. Filipe I, under the command of Filipe Terzi. It was finished in 1614 by Pedro Fernandes de Torres.

It reached the washbasins of the dormitories at the Convent in 1617 and the Cloister of D. Joao III in 1619.

The Athmosfere at this valey was so peacful that we returnd more times to enjoy it.

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